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13 November 2019

Waste paper prices ‘at ten year low’

The recovered paper market is experiencing a ‘ten year low’ in terms of prices and the situation is expected to remain challenging for 6-9 months, according to the Recycling Association. And, it said that businesses are being impacted by ‘restrictive practices’ by UK mills among a number of uncertain factors. That...

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Biffa has reported half year results to 27 September 2019 which showed net revenues up by 8.7% to £560 million and underlying operating profit (before exceptional items) up 8.3%. Alongside the numbers issued today (13 November), ...

All six combustion lines at Amsterdam’s AEB energy from waste plant are now back online, and the facility’s operators have said it will “gradually” reach contracted volumes again soon. The facility, which was commissioned ...

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has inaugurated Trevor Nicoll as its 104th president. At the ceremony in Cambridge yesterday (November 13) the waste sector body also launched a careers toolkit ...

Councils need to see more investment from Holyrood ahead of the Scottish government’s Circular Economy Bill, according to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA). The group has warned that improvements in recycling ...

With news on:Mick George appoints new CFO; Additions for waste and recycling recruiters; UKWSL expands corporate team; Vanden Recycling appoints business development manager

All charges against Sundorne Products (Llanidloes) Ltd – also known as Potter Group – in relation to its site at Unit 41, Pembroke Dock have been dismissed at trial. Potter Group faced ten charges relating to breaching its ...

The Netherlands’ House of Representatives will vote this week on its government’s tax plans for 2020, which include a €31 per tonne tax on the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF). The tax could have a big impact on the UK ...

Flooding across the UK this weekend has caused disruption to a number of waste and recycling services. Most of the disruption has affected the north of England, particularly Yorkshire where flooding was caused by the River Don...

The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has written to all national party leaders setting out a ‘wish list’ of actions it would like government to take to bring clarity to the sector. The letter outlined...

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‘A need for waste wood rules and standards’

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Local authority

It’s time to stop comparing apples with pears when it comes to waste collection technology, says Emmett Reidy, Business Development Director at Bigbelly.

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says it’s time to embrace the positives.

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Waste Producers

In this latest blog, Biffa takes a consumer-style look into its ‘Super’ MRF in Edmonton and explains more about the role of the Materials Recycling Facility , how it operates and why it plays a vital role in Biffa’s and the UK’s recycling infrastructure.

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